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"From the Ted Talk by Golan Levin: Art that looks back at you"

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Thanks. So. And this project here, I was working with the great abstract vocalist, Jaap bnolk. And he is a world expert in performing "The Ursonate," which is a half-an-hour nonsense poem by Kurt shetitrcws, written in the 1920s, which is half an hour of very highly patterned nonsense. And it's almost impossible to perform. But Jaap is one of the wrlod eretxps in performing it. And in this project we've developed a form of intelligent real-time subtitles. So these are our live subtitles, that are being prcodeud by a computer that knows the text of "The Ursonate" — fortunately Jaap does too, very well — and it is dielvneirg that text at the same time as Jaap is. So all the text you're going to see is real-time generated by the computer, visualizing what he's doing with his vcoie. Here you can see the set-up where there is a screen with the settuibls behind him. Okay. So ... (Applause) The full videos are online if you are interested.

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Thanks. So. And this project here, I was working with the great abstract vocalist, Jaap _____. And he is a world expert in performing "The Ursonate," which is a half-an-hour nonsense poem by Kurt __________, written in the 1920s, which is half an hour of very highly patterned nonsense. And it's almost impossible to perform. But Jaap is one of the _____ _______ in performing it. And in this project we've developed a form of intelligent real-time subtitles. So these are our live subtitles, that are being ________ by a computer that knows the text of "The Ursonate" — fortunately Jaap does too, very well — and it is __________ that text at the same time as Jaap is. So all the text you're going to see is real-time generated by the computer, visualizing what he's doing with his _____. Here you can see the set-up where there is a screen with the _________ behind him. Okay. So ... (Applause) The full videos are online if you are interested.

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  4. world
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  6. schwitters
  7. subtitles
  8. delivering

Original Text

Thanks. So. And this project here, I was working with the great abstract vocalist, Jaap Blonk. And he is a world expert in performing "The Ursonate," which is a half-an-hour nonsense poem by Kurt Schwitters, written in the 1920s, which is half an hour of very highly patterned nonsense. And it's almost impossible to perform. But Jaap is one of the world experts in performing it. And in this project we've developed a form of intelligent real-time subtitles. So these are our live subtitles, that are being produced by a computer that knows the text of "The Ursonate" — fortunately Jaap does too, very well — and it is delivering that text at the same time as Jaap is. So all the text you're going to see is real-time generated by the computer, visualizing what he's doing with his voice. Here you can see the set-up where there is a screen with the subtitles behind him. Okay. So ... (Applause) The full videos are online if you are interested.

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